Come Out For “Reading with Regan” Every Tuesday!

Our summer student, Regan, is going to be running a story time program this summer! Read her first post to learn more and be sure to join her Tuesdays from 1 – 2pm! Hi, My name is Regan Veillette and I am 18 years old. I have just graduated high school and in the fall I will be attending The University of Ottawa to study health sciences with the goal of later going to medical school to become a paediatrician. This summer I have been given the opportunity to spend three days a week volunteering at Dr. Dempsey’s office which has[Read more...]

Dehydration: When to Call Your Doctor

We’ve all heard someone talk about dehydration, but what is it exactly? By definition, dehydration is when our bodies lose more water than we are taking in. Our bodies are made of up to 75% water, so it’s natural to lose water everyday: through breathing, sweating, urine and stool. But when we lose too much water, our bodies don’t like it, we get all out of balance, or dehydrated. Infants and children are more likely to become dehydrated because of their smaller body weights, they get diarrhea more frequently and from the high turnover of water and electrolytes. So what[Read more...]

Simple Ideas For Keeping Your Kids (and Their Minds) Active This Summer

Ah, summer. The kids are done with school and the family is spending more quality time together. But if that quality time is already basically just a lot of your kids complaining that they’re bored and have nothing to do, don’t worry because we’re here to help. It’s not unusual for parents to feel overwhelmed during the summer months. Having the kids home for so long after 10 months of school can put strains on your schedule and finances. What’s more, many parents worry about whether or not their kids are making the most of the summer months. Are they being active enough? Are their minds getting enough stimulation?[Read more...]

5 Awesome Reasons To Use Wellx

Have you signed up for Wellx yet? We’ve been using the secure messaging system here at Quinte Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine for the last year and a half and it’s one of our favourtie ways to stay in touch with our patient families! If you haven’t signed-up to join us on Wellx yet, here at 5 great reasons why you should! It’s secure – We had wanted to allow people to e-mail us for a long time but we wanted to make sure that we did it in a way that protected the privacy of our patients. The awesome thing about Wellx is that[Read more...]